Champions League Group A

Benfica 0:1 Manchester United

Benfica 0:1 Man Utd

Estádio da Luz

Date:
Wed, 18 October 2017
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7:45 pm BST
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  1. Oct 14, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Wednesday, October 18 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - Estádio da Luz, Lisbon


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    Champions League form guide

    Manchester United: WW
    Benfica: LL


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 2-2 Benfica

    Benfica 1-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3-1 Benfica

    Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

    Benfica 2-1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 6
    Benfica wins - 1
    Draws - 2


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Rui Vitória




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović and Paul Pogba are ruled out. Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw in travelling squad.

    Benfica

    André Almeida is suspended.


    Know the opposition

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    Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica (and nicknamed Águias: Eagles or Encarnados: Reds), is a Portuguese football club based in Lisbon, Portugal - playing in The Primeira Liga on the domestic level. Benfica was ranked twelfth in the FIFA Club of the Century, and ranked ninth in "Europe's Club of the Century" by IFFHS. As of the end of the 2016–17 season, Benfica is ranked ninth in the UEFA club coefficient rankings – the best position of a Portuguese club – and has the second most participations in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League.

    The club was founded in 1904, under the name of Sport Lisboa; the same year, they merged with Grupo Sport Benfica and changed their name to Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Shortly after the Portuguese league was officially formed in 1934, Benfica emerged as its most dominant team, clinching three consecutive titles from 1936 to 1938. By the end of the 50s, their trophy cabinet was home to 9 Primeira Liga titles and 10 Taça de Portugal trophies.

    It was, however, in the '60s where Benfica started making a name for itself on the European stage. Led by the incredible Eusébio and Coluna, Benfica were the first team to halt Real Madrid's streak of five consecutive European Cup victories, claiming the trophy for themselves in 1961. They repeated as champions the following year, while also making three more finals throughout the decade - most notably against Matt Busby's Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in 1968. Domestically, Benfica destroyed the opposition and stormed to 8 Primeira Ligas and 3 Taça de Portugals by the end of the decade. In 1965, Eusébio made history by becoming the only player to win a Ballon d'Or while playing for a Portuguese club.

    Since Rui Vitória's appointment in 2015, the club has won 3 consecutive league titles, with an all-time record of 88 points from 34 matches, as well as 2 Taça de Portugal, 2 Taça da Liga, and 3 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira Cups. This season, however, they have suffered a slight dip following the departures of the likes of Gaitán (finally), Ederson, Semedo, Lindelöf, Guedes and Sanches in recent years. Benfica have two major historic rivals on the domestic front: cross-town club Sporting (matches between the two are termed Derby de Lisboa) and FC Porto (matches between the two are termed O Clássico). Benfica play their home games at the Estádio da Luz.


    Referee

    Felix Zwayer.​
  2. Oct 14, 2017
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Early Predicted Lineup:
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    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 2. Lindelof 12. Smalling 17. Blind

    21. Herrera 31. Matic

    8. Mata 22. Mkhitaryan 11. Martial

    9. Lukaku
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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 4. Jones, 18. Young, 23. Shaw, 39. McTominay, 14. Lingard, 19. Rashford

    Predicted Score:
    Benfica 0-3 Man Utd (Martial, Lukaku, Mata)
  3. Oct 14, 2017
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    SS Full Member

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    Why am I seeing AS Roma?
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Feck is going on with the title?
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Roma?
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    What :lol:
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Oh dear
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    It's always tough playing in Greece
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    Unlikely lad Full Member

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    7-1 :drool:
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    James Peril Banned

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    Carrick to play then, shoot at will
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Another 7-1 on the cards then?
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    alsabi Full Member

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    0-2, Ronaldo and Rooney to score.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    I had to check my brain.
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    stubie Full Member

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    Are we playing the reserves for Roma and seniors for Benfica?
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    space Full Member

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    Roma?
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    spontaneus1 Hamster, damn!

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    Clean sheet guaranteed here, really can't see Roma scoring against us.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    When in Rome!

    I think we'll get back to playing proper football in this game, Benfica are there for the taking and we can wrap up qualification in the double header with them.


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    el3mel Full Member

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    I think we'll smash them, 3 or 4-1 for us.

    De Gea
    Smalling - Lindelof - Jones
    Valencia - Matic - Herrera - Young
    Mikhi ( sadly ) - Lukaku - Rashford​

    If Bailly is well enough he may play instead of Smalling.
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    ManUtd1999 Full Member

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    I predict 1-1, but we may get a tight win.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Tevez to score in this one.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    Ah, away to the infamous Portuguese champions AS Roma. I reckon it's going to be a tough game.
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    ravi2 Full Member

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    Roma has a solid team this year, I hope jose doesnt Park the bus against them
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Roma???? Don't like this group. Want to go back to our old one.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Am I missing an obvious joke joke?
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    :lol: Me too
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    I think it'll be this as well.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    :lol: my bad, fixed now.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Young--Smalling--Lindelof--Blind
    -------Herrera-------Matic-------
    Mata--------Mhkitaryan--------Lingard
    ---------------Rashford---------------

    Subs: Romero, Darmian, Shaw, Tuanzebe, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    DDG
    Valencia, Lindeloff, Bailly, Blind
    Matic Herrera
    Mata, Lingard, Rashford
    Lukaku
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Benfica's playing the cup with a 17 year old goalkeeper. Júlio César's injury and Varela seems not trustworthy.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Wait, he's still playing ?
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Yeah, he suffered Basel's 5 goals. But he's been important for Benfica's league wins after the World Cup. If I'm not mistaken, Ederson, now at City, just got his place last season.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    I have just known that from you now can you imagine ? :lol:
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Just an amazing curiosity (or superstition): Fejsa, Benfica's #6, has won every national league he's been involved since 2008 (with Partizan, Olympiacos, and Benfica).
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    For the love of God, play Rashford and martial ffs.
    What do we have to lose?
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    But not Roma
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    A good chance to all but wrap up qualification in this one. Hope we can continue the very dominant displays from the first two games.
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Bailly--Smalling--Lindelof
    Young--Matic--Herrera--Blind
    Mata--Lukaku--Rashford​
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    JB08 Searches for nude pics of Marcos Rojo

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    Attacking impetus off the bench, if we're drawing in the 60th minute.
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